$ 2,000 scholarship awarded to Andrei Ciobanu
Andrei graduated from medical school and specialized in anesthesia in Moldova. Since then, he has pursued a master’s degree in biomedical sciences at the Université de Montréal and the Department of Ophthalmology at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.
Project: The objective of this project was to evaluate the efficacy of GDx (a three-dimensional retinal nerve fiber camera) for the detection of glaucoma in populations at risk. The subjects underwent a series of examinations including a visual field, a GDx and a complete clinical examination of the eye. Several combinations of examinations have been established and classified according to their effectiveness in detecting glaucoma. This study concludes that GDx may be a useful tool for detecting glaucoma in populations at risk.